If it seems like there are more Pinellas County deputies on the road this weekend, you're right.
Sheriff's deputies will beef up patrol efforts and keep a high profile through Jan. 1 with the goal of cracking down on drunk driving. Deputies will target impaired and reckless driving.
"Deputies encourage citizens to designate a driver before they head out, or
call a cab. Staying away from behind the wheel after drinking saves lives," according to a written statement.
In addition, in a continuing effort to reduce DUI related injuries and educate
the public about the dangers of drinking and driving year-round, the Sheriff's
Office will continue to conduct DUI Checkpoints and Wolf Pack patrols
throughout the new year.